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Publication date: 3 October 2008

Esharenana E. Adomi and Stella E. Igun

The purpose of this paper is to describe cyber crime and techniques adopted for combating it in Nigeria.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to describe cyber crime and techniques adopted for combating it in Nigeria.

Design/methodology/approach

Reviews the state of cyber crime in Nigeria, and how it is being stemmed in the country.

Findings

The types of cyber crime in Nigeria are revealed together with the efforts geared towards combating/preventing cyber crime in the country. The paper also draws attention to the possibility of libraries that offer public internet access service being victims of cyber crime as well as unknown perpetrators. The paper recommends how cyber crime can be brought under control.

Originality/value

It reveals factors that contribute to perpetration of cyber crime in Nigeria and efforts being made to combat it. This will enable various countries, in developing and developed world, to be sensitized to the menace of cyber crime and take relevant steps to fight against it.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 26 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 7 March 2008

Stella E. Igun and Festus Prosper Olise

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the positive development experienced in the telecom sector since 2001 when neutral licensing was granted to the Global System…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the positive development experienced in the telecom sector since 2001 when neutral licensing was granted to the Global System Mobile Communication operators (MTN, Vmobile, Globacom and Mtel) to operate for five years.

Design/methodology/approach

Discusses the unified licensing regime in Nigeria.

Findings

At its expiration a new licensing order; unified licensing regime was introduced by the Nigeria Communication Commission to replace the neutral license. The introduction of the unified licensing means an advancement in the country's information and communication technology (ICT) development. This technological advancement will make the nation e‐ready in the communication arena and further help to shrink the international divide.

Originality/value

The paper proviedes insights into how unified licensing has acted as a facilitator for ICT empowerment and national development in Nigeria.

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Library Hi Tech News, vol. 25 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 1 February 2005

Stella E. Igun

To identify the challenges facing libraries and information centres in Africa in the establishment of electronic publishing.

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Purpose

To identify the challenges facing libraries and information centres in Africa in the establishment of electronic publishing.

Design/methodology/approach

Historical/literature survey and observation were carried out by the researcher in‐depth. All literature surveyed showed that electronic publishing is still a new concept in Africa.

Findings

Apart from the information source that can be obtained through the internet and downloaded online, the actual acquisition of electronic books is still not possible. At present the libraries and information centres in Africa must have to rely more on print publication than the electronic.

Practical implications

Libraries and information centres in Africa must have to harness all available information resources, electronic/downloadable which are referred to as electronic aided publishing and print publishing to meet the growing users information needs. Libraries and information centres in Africa are advised to enter into networking with other libraries and information centres to prepare the environment for real electronic publishing in Africa.

Originality/value

Provides information on some of the challenges facing libraries in Africa.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 23 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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Publication date: 1 December 2006

Stella E. Igun and Oghenevwogaga Benson Adogbeji

To provide a core library instruction and orientation program for new students entering Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria.

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Purpose

To provide a core library instruction and orientation program for new students entering Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria.

Design methodology/approach

How to communicate with new students who have a variety of backgrounds when they enter the campus about navigating their way around the University Library. A course design is described that is content intensive about core library information.

Findings

Great utility for new students to the campus and reinforces the variety of library services and programs and resources with which they should be familiar as they pursue an academic course of study.

Originality/value

Shows that use of the web can help provide this information and create a way for library staff to update sources.

Details

Library Hi Tech News, vol. 23 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0741-9058

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Publication date: 10 August 2012

Stella Anasi and Hussaini Ali

The purpose of this paper is to examine the barriers to effective resource sharing among academic libraries in Nigeria.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the barriers to effective resource sharing among academic libraries in Nigeria.

Design/methodology/approach

Professional librarians from six randomly selected federal university libraries representing the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria were surveyed using a descriptive survey research design. Questionnaires were sent to 124 librarians; 85 were returned and found to be usable, for a response rate of 68.5 per cent.

Findings

The study revealed that the prospect for resource sharing among university libraries in Nigeria is high. However, factors that hinder effective resource sharing include inadequate funding, a dearth of skilled librarians, power outages, an absence of web‐accessible OPACs, uneven development of libraries, and slow progress of library automation. It is recommended that each university library have a specific annual budget allocation for ICT development and maintenance and for training of librarians to pilot resource sharing projects.

Originality/value

This paper presents resource‐sharing challenges facing academic libraries in Nigeria. It encourages information professionals to embark on capacity building for effective resource sharing. This paper was prepared for the 12th Interlending and Document Supply Conference, held in September 2011.

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Interlending & Document Supply, vol. 40 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-1615

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